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Here's one last shot taken with the Tamron AF 11-18mm - a shot of Blackpool's North Pier, taken from about five inches above the decking.

Oh, and by the time this gets (automatically) posted I'll be in London. I'm going abroad for a week - I won't tell you where yet - so should have some new/different material to post.

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16x9 + HDR + piers [North pier] + fylde coast [scenic]
comment by Chris at 08:09 PM (GMT) on 10 October, 2008

I really like the depth in this image. Makes me feel like I am traveling down the Pier waiting to see what is at the end. You are making it very tempting to get a super wide-angle lens.

comment by E y e V i s i o n at 08:58 PM (GMT) on 10 October, 2008

Simply perfect shot. This one is my favorite from this series. The texture of the wood is stunning and the lines lead my view to the center. Regards.

comment by The Obvious at 09:15 PM (GMT) on 10 October, 2008

David, this is a good photo, I love the detail int he background. However, I would prefer to see a color version. The floor just seems a little common, or perhaps the contrast is just a bit too aggressive.

comment by lightseeker at 09:29 PM (GMT) on 10 October, 2008

Love the viewpoint, the depth of field, the leading lines and the texture.

comment by Jess at 09:37 PM (GMT) on 10 October, 2008

I think this was in a movie I watched recently. I forget what it was called... something about a young guy who was in jail for murder as a child and got out... and at the end you see him walking down this I think.....?

Pretty good movie.
Looks nice and sharp... I would have thought it was higher than f/8. Lookin good!

comment by Carlos Garcia at 10:04 PM (GMT) on 10 October, 2008

The road goes ever on and on. I hope you're coming to the Chicago area.
Love the perspective.

comment by cragspics at 10:54 PM (GMT) on 10 October, 2008

Ok I lied, I said "In Defence Of The Sea" was my favourite from this series and then a saw this. I love the view point, I like crisp detail and contrast, this has all of that and more. Very well done indeed!

comment by Mark at 01:14 AM (GMT) on 11 October, 2008

Who could fail to appreciate this! Some of my favourite shots of yours are from on this pier and this is no exception.

comment by Laurie at 03:07 AM (GMT) on 11 October, 2008

The perspective is perfect. This is pretty amazing. What a great pier.

comment by Uwe at 05:57 AM (GMT) on 11 October, 2008

Seems to be an endless. Great wide angle shot.

comment by Giovanni at 04:53 PM (GMT) on 11 October, 2008

Love the wide angle and the perspective! The texture of the wood is stunning! Great shot!

comment by Doris Doppler at 06:10 PM (GMT) on 11 October, 2008

Hypnotic. And very inspiring.

comment by mark haldane at 03:33 PM (GMT) on 12 October, 2008

love the texture in the wood. your shots often make me really miss blackpool!

comment by Simon at 06:09 PM (GMT) on 12 October, 2008

What a perspective! What an angle! Great shot.

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comment by Claus at 08:58 AM (GMT) on 13 October, 2008

Like being drunk and crawling around on the floor ;-) excellent sharpness!

comment by Kristian Rasmussen at 10:54 AM (GMT) on 13 October, 2008

wow - the details in that boardwalk. Impressive.

comment by spleen at 12:54 PM (GMT) on 13 October, 2008

really beautyful. I love this textures

comment by Snowman at 02:47 PM (GMT) on 13 October, 2008

wow I just saw this pier in the movie "Boy A". Nice work!

comment by Robbie Veldwijk at 06:16 PM (GMT) on 13 October, 2008

Nice point of view!

comment by djn1 at 08:17 PM (GMT) on 13 October, 2008

Thanks everyone.

Snowman: I may be wrong, but I think that the pier in Boy A was Brighton pier.

comment by Mark Whale at 11:21 AM (GMT) on 17 October, 2008

Stunning Contrast and perspective.

comment by Patrick at 02:58 PM (GMT) on 31 December, 2008

Absolutely stunning portfolio, mate. One of my favorite photoblogs to date. I've subscribed to your feed, so I look forward to following your work and drawing inspiration from you.